Community Newsletter-Week #30 Redwoods Class (Ages 9-11)

Redwoods: Working on their stencil artwork Deep Learning at TKG “A party without cake is just a meeting”  ― Julia Child Layer Cake: When More is More If you know me, then you know that I am a self-admitted & self-admonished avoider of cooking or baking. It might be because I …

Community Newsletter-Week #32 – Nature Growers (ages 7-9)

Learning happens in so many ways! Behind the Scenes – Portfolio Shares “Human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.”  ― Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed Need some help organizing your garage this spring?  Don’t hesitate to call on your Nature Grower for help! End of school year calls …

TKG LISTEN: Capacity Building & Empowerment

What does it mean to re-invent education? It means building on the concepts that work and integrating the information & practices that empower people. It doesn’t just apply to schools – it transfers to real life: *   *   *The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia*** When Yvonne van …

TKG LISTEN: Southbay Equity Project

TKG is joining up with Artzone 4 Kids and Manhattan Beach Nursery School to launch an organization designed to help educators and community get comfortable with conversations about social equality in the Southbay. It’s a small group, open to anyone, with its heart in discovery, openness and change. The following resources were …

TKG KNOW: Less Reading, More Range

Try to broaden your ideas of what our students are capable of—besides math and reading—this year. And just for fun…look at this list checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series: Can your child “draw and color and stay within the lines of the design being colored?” Of course. Can she count “eight to ten …